JOINT VENTURE BUSINESS UNIT – FAMILY VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Aotearoa has one of the highest rates of family violence in the developed world. Preventing and responding to family violence presents a massive opportunity to improve the well-being of many New Zealanders.
Humanising systems and technology to envision a new way of working across both government and non-government agencies, the Joint Venture Team’s digital ecosystem promotes collective responsibility by creating transparency between agencies.
This cohesive approach aligns and prioritises resources to better support families in times of crisis. Acknowledging that family violence cannot be solved by the efforts of a single agency, our solution focuses on supporting multi-agency safety responses. The approach is strengths-based, celebrates small successes and acknowledges the personal and social goals that lead to a greater sense of safety and well-being.
WELLINGTON CITY COUNCIL
1 in 4 people in Wellington currently have a disability or impairment. This means they’re not able to fully participate in city life.
The Accessibility Space will be part of the city that provides a seamless experience for all people – a place where everyone can easily move around and access all services. The solution will also include an online platform where anyone can find all the accessibility information they need.
The purpose of the physical and online space is two-fold; with the power to give people with disabilities space to live a barrier-free life and, just as important, providing people of all abilities visiting the space with awareness of the physical and social barriers faced by people in our city.
WATER LEAKAGE DETECTION BY BIG DATA & MACHINE LEARNING
TAIWAN WATER CORPORATION – WATER SAVIOUR
With previous, well-received experience in Taiwan working with local water utilities to conduct system trials, Water Saviour is working with NZ public sector agencies to discover their most important challenges when it comes to water efficiency.
With a limited capability to detect and repair water leakages efficiently and effectively, governments are turning to Water Saviour who are working with big data and machine learning technologies to detect and report water leakages on pipelines automatically, efficiently and accurately.
Their solution will reduce water loss, cost of labour and improve repair times in order to save water – a worldwide problem.
MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
The quality of Aotearoa’s freshwater system is under pressure from years of population growth and changes in land use and practices. Many of our rivers and lakes are unsafe for swimming and 75% of our native fish species are in danger of extinction.
Managing freshwater quality is a complex issue. Pāmu Ora is a cloud-based catchment management tool designed to improve decision-making and collaboration at catchment and farm scale to improve freshwater quality.
Pāmu Ora aggregates scientific and cultural data, remote sensor data and spatial views of land and water, and also provides intervention options, case studies, planning tools and video content to support change.
EARS – SAFER SEAS FOR ALBATROSS
DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION SOUTHERN SEABIRDS TRUST
Since 2005, 75% of the Antipodean Wandering Albatross breeding population has been lost. At this rate of decline, in five years, the remaining population will half, and in 20 years they will be functionally extinct. If we don’t act now it will be too late.
Why? It seems the single biggest factor causing albatross decline comes from being caught on fishing hooks from longline fishing vessels.
Engaging with industry, government and NGOs in New Zealand, Japan, Chile, the US, South Africa, and the Pacific Islands, the team has developed EARS – the Electronic Automated Reporting System.
EARS aims to reduce bycatch mortality in international waters and stop or reverse the decline. It monitors compliance with internationally regulated mitigations while incentivising vessels with better management and supply chain transparency.